Acknowledging the previous life of the MADE cooler space, McCavour creates an installation of embroidered frost patterns and snow crystal forms that reference cut paper snowflakes, and the facets and structures found in minerals.
In the past, both glass shards and cotton batting have been used to create “crafty” versions of artificial snow for christmas trees. McCavour makes frost and ice crystal forms out of cotton thread, using a sewing machine to create thread drawings and installations by stitching into a fabric that dissolves in water. She is interested in the vulnerability of thread, its ability to unravel, and its strength when sewn together. Her crystals appear to be on the verge of dissolve as they literally hang by a thread. Her work is a process of drawing as a way of tracing and preserving things that are gone, or in this case, things that have long since melted.